STRIKE

  • PSU bank employee unions withdraw strike call, settle wages 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Employee unions of public sector banks on Monday withdrew their strike call following an agreement with the management on 15 per cent wage hike. "In today's talks, wage revision settled at 15 per cent with effect from November 2012," United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) Convener MV Murali said. The...
  • Arun Jaitley asks bank employee unions to withdraw strike call 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday appealed to bank employee unions to call off their proposed four-day nationwide strike from February 25 as talks are on for a revision of wages of employees. The Minister said banks are already in negotiations with their unions and associations for wage...
  • Airports authority staff to go on strike March 11 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The employees unions of state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) have called for a countrywide strike from March 11 to protest against the government's move to hand over airports to private operators. Airports Authority Employees Union general secretary and joint forum member Balraj Singh Ahlawat conveyed the decision on...
  • Egypt strikes IS group in Libya after video of mass beheading surfaces February 16, 2015

    Cairo: Egypt on Monday launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks. A spokesman for the Armed Forces General Command announced the strikes on state radio on Monday,...
  • Film industry union calls off strike February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Hours after going on an indefinite strike over a conflict between the recognised labour unions in Bollywood and their rival group, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) called it off Wednesday evening. The strike call was reportedly given after officers from the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) police station arrested...
  • Gunmen storm Libya hotel, kill 10 January 28, 2015

    Tripoli: In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia. Two attackers were killed following an hour long standoff that included a...
  • Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead January 27, 2015

    Tripoli: A Libyan security official says gunmen have stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners and have taken hostages after killing at least three guards. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, said the standoff is continuing on Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel. Hassan al-Abey, a corporate sales manager...
  • Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti resigns after Mamata meets students January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti has resigned from his post. The announcement came after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met the agitating students of the university and told them that the vice chancellor had expressed his desire to resign. Twelve students were on an indefinite hunger...
  • Coal strike called off after meeting between workers union and Piyush Goyal January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The coal strike was called off on Wednesday after a meeting between workers of state-run miners and Union Minister Piyush Goyal. Over 75 per cent of India's daily coal output was hit as the five-day strike by workers of state-run miners entered the second day on Wednesday, raising fears...
  • Coal strike: Over 75 per cent output hit; Piyush Goyal meets union workers to find solution January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 75 per cent of India's daily coal output has been hit as the five-day strike by workers of state-run miners entered the second day on Wednesday, raising fears of disruption in power supplies. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal met coal union leaders to resolve...
  • Strike hits coal sector in Jharkhand January 6, 2015

    Ranchi: Work in 39 of 58 collieries of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) were hit while production of coal from Bharat Coking Coal Limited-operated mines dropped by 50 per cent in Jharkhand on the first day of the nationwide strike by trade unions against the Centre's 'disinvestment' policy and restructure of...
  • 5-day strike to protest against disinvestment, restructuring of Coal India begins today January 6, 2015

    Kolkata/New Delhi: Trade unions on Tuesday began a five-day coal industry strike, terming it as the biggest industrial action for any sector since 1977. The unions have gone on strike to protest against 'disinvestment and restructuring of state-run Coal India' and to press for their other demands including the roll-back of...
  • Yearender: Naxal strikes, sterilisation tragedy overshadowed 2014 for Chhattisgarh December 21, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh was in the news in 2014 for all the wrong reasons be it increasing Maoist strikes resulting in heavy losses to lives of security forces or the death of 13 young women after surgeries at state-run sterilisation camps in Bilaspur. The Raman Singh government remained busy warding off Opposition...
  • Commuters left stranded as Kolkata taxis go on strike December 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Commuters were left in a lurch again on Friday with trade unions calling a 24-hour taxi strike, the ninth since August to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses". Unions have hinted at another strike on January 6. Commuters were stranded and harried as taxis stayed off...
  • US air strikes kill senior Islamic State leadership: Pentagon December 19, 2014

    Washington: Several leaders of Islamic State militant group have been killed in Iraq in targeted US air strikes in recent weeks, dealing a blow to the extremist jihadist forces, the Pentagon said on Friday. "I can confirm that since mid-November, targeted coalition air strikes successfully killed multiple senior and mid-level leaders...
  • Delhi: Police crackdown on acid attack survivors protesting at Jantar Mantar December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Acid attack survivors, who are on a hunger strike at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, on Thursday accused the police of manhandling them. Led-by Laxmi, who has been the face of campaign against acid attack, the survivors were allegedly beaten up when they were marching to the Parliament Street police station. The...
  • US drone strike in Pakistan kills four, including al Qaeda suspect December 7, 2014

    Dera Ismail Khan: A senior member of al Qaeda and three other suspected militants were killed in Pakistan on Sunday when a US drone attacked a house they were in, Pakistani military officials and Taliban said. The attack came a day after Pakistani forces killed a major al Qaeda leader, Adnan...
  • Baghdadi not dead? Islamic State releases audio recording November 13, 2014

    Beirut: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks in Saudi Arabia, said his caliphate was expanding across the Arab world, and called for "volcanoes of jihad" in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday. Baghdadi also said a US-led military campaign against his group in Syria...
  • Public Sector Bank employees on a day-long strike on Wednesday seeking wage revision November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Banking operations were affected all over India Wednesday as over a million bank employees went on a day's strike in support of their various demands, including pay revision, an official said here. The strike was total in 75,000 branches of 27 public sector banks, and 25,000 branches of 18 private...
  • Iraqi officials say Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wounded in airstrike November 10, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials said on Sunday that an airstrike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such a strike or al-Baghdadi being wounded. Iraq's Defense and Interior Ministries issued statements saying al-Baghdadi had been wounded, without elaborating. An Interior...
  • US, allies hit Islamic State with 14 air strikes in Iraq, Syria November 7, 2014

    Washington: US and allied nations staged eight air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria in the past three days and also hit the insurgent group in six attacks in Iraq, the US Central Command said on Friday. Seven strikes near the Syrian border town of Kobani, a regular target for...
  • US launches fresh strikes on Khorasan group in Syria November 6, 2014

    Washington: The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-called Khorasan group of al Qaeda-linked militants based in Syria, saying the group was plotting to attack Europe or the United States. Separately, one US official said a target of the strike was David Drugeon, a French-born...
  • Indefinite strike by BSNL employees from February 3 November 6, 2014

    Howrah: BSNL employees called an indefinite country-wide strike from February 3 next year to press its demand for proactive steps by the government to revitalise the limping telecom giant. "Since 2007 roadblocks created by the government have dragged BSNL to losses and are giving way to private sector (telecom companies) to...
  • Patients face trouble as doctors of MBS hospital go on strike November 1, 2014

    Kota : Thousands of patients who visited Maharao Bheem Singh (MBS) hospital in the city faced discomfort with the doctors going on strike against alleged manhandling of a doctor and nurse by a patient's relatives. The resident doctors of the hospital went on strike after the relatives of a patient who...
  • Karnataka: 2,600 doctors resume duty after quitting in protest October 28, 2014

    Bangalore: About 2,600 doctors including specialists, working in state-run hospitals across Karnataka, resumed duty on Tuesday a day after they resigned in protest over the state government's failure to fulfill their demands, including of wage disparity. "All striking doctors are back on duty as we do not want patients to suffer...
  • Karnataka: Government doctors on strike, demand better pay, facilities October 27, 2014

    Bangalore: More than 2,000 doctors from government hospitals across various districts of Karnataka have been holding a strike since Monday demanding better pay and other facilities. The doctors have threatened to quit handing their resignation letters to the health department in Bangalore. According to sources, this is their last ultimatum for their...
  • Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service October 18, 2014

    Berlin: German rail travellers were hit on Saturday by delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began one of its largest strikes in recent years. Only about a third of traffic on major lines was running, the Deutsche Bahn said in a statement,...
  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town October 16, 2014

    Mursitpinar: Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and US officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after...
  • US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey October 15, 2014

    Mursitpinar: American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday...
  • How the cyclone Hudhud advanced after landfall October 13, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastline on Sunday, has left behind a trail of massive destruction. The death toll now stands at eight while nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated so far. ...